Tsum valley trek is located at the majestic backdrop of the Mt. Ganesh, Mt Sringi, and Buddha mountains ranges of the Northern Gorkha is the hidden “Tsum valley”. Traveling in Tsum valley trek is best opportunities, which allows us access to the Shangrila land of the Nepal. As well as, it will be the great chance to observe local unique culture and festival of this region’s i.e. Lhoshar, Dhacyhang and Saka Dawa etc. Local people of the Tsum valley still practice polyandry so that it could be the destination to practice meditation where Buddhist Saint Milarepa who had practiced meditation in the cave and attained an enlightenment.
This trekking route passes through an archaic Chorten and Mani walls, which were constructed to conserve the village by the evil spirit. Tusm Valley was opened as trekking route since 2007 so that it is completely newly opened trekking route for the travelers. It is categorized as the least crowded trekking spot. Himalayan Nepal trek organizes the 20 days packages of this trek. All the needed arrangement during the trek like permit etc will be done by the Himalayan Nepal Trekking agency. Our treks begin through the Arughat and its ends at Besishahar.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (1310m) welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff Transfer to hotel on BB plan
Day 02: Kathmandu Permit predation sightseeing Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Liding (860m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 18: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu evening Farewell dinner together in typical Nepali Restaurant stay at Hotel on BB plan
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m), Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then a representative from Himalayan Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast plan. You will get piecing regarding your trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Early in the morning, you will be provided with half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath including the holy Narayanthan Temple which is also known as Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in a tranquil atmosphere, you can witness the giant form of Lord Vishnu reclining on a snake bed at the middle of a lake in Budhanilkantha.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
6-7 hrs of the drive will take us to Arughat. The road continues through Prithvi Highway for the first part before splitting from the Highway for Arughat. The pleasant Bazaar exists at the foothill of Manaslu. Along with being the largest settlement in Manaslu Valley, Arughat is also the major junction for connecting it with different corners of Nepal. We will head north and prepare our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.
Day 04: Trek to Liding (860m)
We need to follow Budhigandaki River for most part of our trek. The route passes through several small villages, hills, and forests of Sal, pine, and oak. About 6hrs of the walk will take us to Liding Village that exists on the edge of Budhigandaki River. Stay overnight at Liding.
Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Cross the forest and choose the meandering trail through dispersed tea houses and cascading waterfalls to the meadow. Moving further through the meadow, we will reach Lapu Besi. walk from Lapu Besi along the steep narrow trail will take us to Machha Khola. Moving on, we will pass through settlements at Khorlabeshi and Machha Khola to reach Tatopani which is a natural hot spring. Crossing the forest, we will reach Doban. Crossing the ridge at Lauri, we will reach Jagat.
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
Leaving Jagat early in the morning, we will choose the ascending trail to arrive at the top of the ridge that endows gratifying views of Manaslu Mountain and surrounding. Crossing the suspension pidge over Budhi Gandaki River, we will reach Philim. The scenic village of Philim is inhabited by the Gurungs. Moving further, we will pass through Ekle Bhatti to Lokpa where we will stay overnight. Lokpa is the first village of Tsum Valley.
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Follow the climbing route to Chumling. Located on the south face of the Shingri Himal, Chumling is the quaint village that is home to Tibetan Gompas. It is going to be a bit difficult day for the trek as we need to follow the ascending trail for most of the part. Stay overnight at Chumling.
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Leaving Chumling, we will begin yet another difficult day of the trek. Chhekampar which is also known as Chhokangparo is located on the top of the hill. Chhekampar comprises two unique settlements of Chhokang and Paro. The vantage point offers a close-up view of Ganesh Himal Range. Besides, Chhokangparo is known for its practice of Polyandry culture.
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
After visiting the nearby Tibetan Gompa, we will leave Chhekampar and continue our journey through the forest of pine woods to the Nile. Existing on the edge of Shiar River, this is the last northern settlement of Upper Tsum Valley. We will stay overnight at Nile.
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Leaving Nile, we will go through series of ups and downs to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is one of the oldest existing monasteries in Tsum Valley region. Due to its remote access, no human settlement is found in the area around Mu Gompa. This Gompa exists at the highest and farthest point in Tsum valley. Yaks carrying goods to and from Tibet can be seen on the way.
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Since Mu Gompa is as far as we will reach, we will begin our return journey on the 11th day. It is going to be the easy day as we need to follow the descending path. We can get a view of Punchen Himal throughout the day. We will stay overnight at Rachen Gompa.
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
Visiting Rachen Gompa early in the morning, we will observe worshipping and get a blessing from Rinpoche. Following the descending trail through the narrow steep path, we will reach Dumje which is clustered with few local teahouses. Stay overnight at Dumje.
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
After having quick breakfast, we will leave Dumje and choose the descending trail that enthralls us with scenic views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain. Moving through few dispersed settlements, we will arrive at Lungdang Gompa. Lungdang Gompa is a Buddhist nunnery where males are not allowed an entrance. The area around Lung Dang Gompa offers the best sunrise view over Ganesh Himal range. Stay overnight in a camp nearby Lung Dang Gumpa.
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Leaving Lung Dang Gompa, we will follow the descending trail through the path decorated with prayer flags. We can get a view of looming Ganesh Mountain in the backdrop. 4hrs of the walk will take us to Rainjam from where we will follow the trail going through series of ups and downs to the large village of Ripchet. Homestay is available in Ripchet.
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
Lowering down from Ripchet, we will take the descending trek through a pine forest that is rich in wildlife. The trek offers the better opportunity of bird watching and wildlife viewing where musk deer, rhesus monkeys, and langurs are among the most commonly seen mammals. Descending to the river, we will reach Dovan where we will stay overnight.
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Leaving Donovan, we will pass through pretty dispersed settlements to Soti Khola through the village of Khorlabesi. The trail splits at Khorlabesi one of which will take us back to Arughat while the other one takes us to Gorkha. Continuing further, we will reach Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Crossing the river at Soti Khola, we will proceed through farm terraces and crop fields to Arughat Bazaar where we will stay overnight.
Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
About 7hrs of a drive from Arughat will take us to Kathmandu. The route is scenic as it proceeds through Dhading Besi and Malekhu. Enjoy the mountain views, rice fields, and crop fields. Drive through Naubishe and enter Kathmandu from Thankot check point.
Day 19: Free Day at Kathmandu, Farewell dinner with typical Nepali Culture in evening
You can spend the day on your own. Go for shopping in Thamel or you can also choose any of the day tour packages. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening with typical Nepali culture.
Day 20: Departure!!!
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!
The representative will be there outside the Terminal Hall with Himalayan Nepal Trek logo along with your name thereon. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.
We use a mix of native buses and taxis, non-public mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and generally land cruisers for journeys into the mountains. The selection of auto will depend upon the scale of your group.
We book a hotel as per your preference but basically, we use 3* standard rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We serve you twin sharing rooms and King bed for a couple. We use Lodges throughout the trek with twin bed room and sharing.
Safety is our first priority; our team puts best effort to minimize the risk. We take care of any emergency that may occur within the path. First aid kit, oxygen bag and eventually emergency rescue via chopper are always ready just in case of an emergency. Besides we manage threat with rest days and our staffs will be there to advise you.
Weather condition may invite the requirement of some equipment like crampons, trekking poles, raincoat etc. So, we tend to request you to carry only need types of equipment. Down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc.
Common to experience some discomfort before you become absolutely acclimatized to the altitude. Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately matched. No previous experience is needed. Some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming and hiking are necessary to increase the performance. Participants with pre-existing medical condition or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering a trek.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is enclosed. Continental, Nepali and Sherpa food from the menu.
Hot shower is available during the trek at your own expense about $5
Electricity will not always be available, particularly in additional remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you.
During the trek, it’s not possible to get a connection every where but there are certain places throughout the trek wherever you get the surplus over internet and telecommunication. We offer you satellite phone as per your preference. You can use our guide cell phone to communicate if you don't have your own number, they welcome you anytime.
You can rely on credit cards in Cities however once we tend to begin trek we solely use the cash. Ensure that you just take spare Nepalese rupees. Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.
15 to 20 US$ every day will be enough to shop for bottles of water, chocolates, gifts and more.
You can buy bottle of water on a trek otherwise you can bring purifying tablets and filter to avoid extra expenses of day
You can leave you stuffs in Katmandu with Himalayan Nepal Trek with out any extra charge.
A valid Passport
Passport size photos for trekking permits
Copy of Travel insurance if you've got
Emergency contact numbers for family contacts.
Visa fees are:
US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD money. The maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
Our company ensures all of our trekking staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa’s and Porters.
15kg of baggage per person and porter carries 30Kg. you need to carry a small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, windproof jacket, glass and sun cream and rain clothing etc.
We cannot predict the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas, weather pattern keeps on changing through the day. Nights are very cold and days are higher primarily trekking in Nepal we tend to recommend during March-May and September- Gregorian calendar month. March – could that is spring season is extremely counseled, the weather is clean and favorable, we will see flowers like a shrub and a lot of Beside mountain chain Kingdom of Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.
10 participants in a group – free trekking packages for one leader.
18 participants in a group – free trekking package for 2 persons.
27 participants in a group – free trekking packages for 3 persons.
Definitely, need a rest day to bring back our strength and maintain latitude adoption in the Himalayas.
We recommend you the following tours just before or after the trek. Tours are basically for few days to relax and jump around the cities to get closer look towards the culture and lifestyle of Nepal. All the following packages contain the cultural show which is very interesting and memorable.